Waste and Recycling

Kerbside waste collection
Free green organic waste drop off days
Green organic disposal vouchers
Electronic waste
Hard waste collection service
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre

Adelaide Hills Council collect domestic waste on weekly and fortnightly cycles. Contact East Waste on (08) 8347 5150 for information on collection days.
For waste that cannot go in general waste and landfill, there are a number of recycling and waste transfer stations. For more information on which bin a specific waste item should go in, visit the Which Bin website.
Click here to download a 2018/19 Kerbside Collection Calendar or for further information on kerbside collection bins.

For more information and application forms please see the Kerbside Collections page.


To assist with fire prevention in the district, Adelaide Hills Council organises a number of free green organic drop off days throughout the year. Two additional drop off days have been scheduled for autumn 2019.

All free green organics drop off days run from 9:00am to 4:00pm.

Sunday 19 May | Woodside and Gumeracha
Saturday 25 May | Woodside and Heathfield

Drop off Locations Proof of residency required
Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre | 32 Scott Creek Road, Heathfield
Woodside Council Depot | 10 Tiers Road, Woodside
Gumeracha Council Depot | 5 John Fisher Avenue, Gumeracha

What will be accepted
Clean residential green organics, including:

  • grass clippings
  • prunings
  • leaves
  • small branches up to 100mm diameter
  • loads are limited to 7 x 5 trailer

What will not be accepted
Commercial or truck loads of materials, waste or hard rubbish, proclaimed weeds including: Rose, Poplar, Blackberry, Gorse, Olive, Bridal creeper, Kikuyu, Couch and Bamboo. These can be disposed of at Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre for a fee.

Service will be cancelled if a Catastrophic or Extreme fire danger day is declared.

Residents living outside townships and who do not have a kerbside green organics service can access two free green waste drop off vouchers per year (offered in addition to free green waste drop off days). To arrange your free vouchers please contact Council on (08) 8408 0400.


New arrangements the Adelaide Hills Recycling Centre in Woodside means that they are now able to accept e-waste free of charge. There is no limit to the number of e-waste items residents surrender at the depot and items should be placed in the labelled containers as they enter the depot building. The Woodside Depot is located at 28 Henry Street, Woodside. Hours of operation: Monday to Friday, 8:00am - 4:00pm, Saturday, 8:00am - 12:00pm. Closed Sundays and public holiday weekends.

You may also use the Which Bin electronic recycling drop off location search to find a location nearest to your postcode.


One 'at call' hard waste collection is offered to each residence per financial year. This free service is provided by East Waste on behalf of Adelaide Hills Council. Bookings are essential and conditions apply. Click here for further details and to make your booking through East Waste. For a comprehensive list of options to recycle or dispose of items not accepted through hard waste collection, download our A-Z Guide to Waste Reduction.

Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is operated by the Adelaide Hills Region Waste Management Authority on behalf of Council. This facility provides recycling and waste resource recovery services where customers can recycle or dispose of their waste predominantly from cars and trailers. The Resource Recovery Centre is a multi-stream recycling facility that handles items such as general waste, paper and cardboard, plastics, green garden organics, construction and demolition materials, metals, whitegoods, oils, tyres, e-waste, gas cylinders, chemical containers and mattresses. Recycled products are also offered for sale including mulch and soil. Heathfield Resource Recovery Centre is open seven days a week for waste disposal.

Click here for information about wastewater disposal.